Maria Aiolova

AECOM, Global Principal | New York City, United States


As the Global Principal of ILAB, Maria leads integrated research and innovation initiatives to develop the future of net zero carbon. Prior to joining AECOM, she co-founded Terreform ONE, an internationally recognized, research-based non-profit that combats the extinction of planetary species through pioneering acts of architecture and urban design. Previously, Maria was the inaugural University Leader for ARUP in the Americas, where she was responsible for strategic planning, curating, and performance. She also served as the institutional adviser to New Lab and helped raise $45 Million to build a state-of-the-art research and fabrication facility.

In 2019, Maria curated the American Pavilion at the XXII Triennale de Milano. Her work has been the official selection at the Venice Biennale; exhibited at MoMA, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the New Institute in Rotterdam; and published…

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Maria Aiolova

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